ROCHESTER, NY—The High Falls Film Festival launches a special event this year at the 5th annual festival, November 9-13: Red Hat Society Night on Friday, November 11.
The High Falls Film Festival is an international festival of independent films that celebrates the work of women in every aspect of filmmaking.
“Red Hat Night at the High Falls Film Festival” will take place at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, and at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue. The festival is offering Red Hat Society members who are wearing their red hats a discount price of $7.00 (full price is $8.50) on movies shown at the festival on Friday night, November 11.
Members can purchase their tickets at the box office at either theater (subject to availability), or at www.ticketweb.com (phone 866-468-7619). Advance purchases of tickets are highly recommended, as many films at the festival sell out in advance.
Films to be featured on Friday, November 11 at the High Falls Film Festival:
THE FUTURE OF FOOD, Little Theatre 1, 6:45 pm (Documentary, US): Debra Garcia directs this in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves. This film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology.
LIVE-IN MAID, Little Theatre, 6:45 pm (Narrative, Argentina/Spain): A wealthy woman and her live-in housekeeper of 30 years must adjust their entrenched routine and relationship when Buenos Aires is plunged into economic crisis.
SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY, Dryden Theatre, 7:00 pm (Documentary, US): A quiet conversation between movie director Sidney Pollack and architect Frank Gehry, two major American artists talking about the terror inherent in starting a new project, every single time.
LOVE LUDLOW, Little Theatre, 8:55 pm (Narrative, US): After years of self-imposed celibacy, Myra accepts a date with Reggie, a dashing young executive in her office. Her brother, Ludlow, is not amused. When Reggie comes knocking, a 36-hour comedic tug of war begins that rages in Myra’s and Ludlow’s cramped, one-bedroom apartment.
THE WAR WITHIN, Little Theatre 1, 9:15 pm (Narrative, US): What turns an unassuming engineer into a suicide bomber walking up the steps of Grand Central Station? This tautly crafted and quietly stunning thriller examines terrorism from the “other’s” point of view.
STONED, Dryden Theatre, 9:30 pm (Narrative, UK): Brian Jones, considered by many to be the musical genius behind the Rolling Stones, led a spectacular if brief life of hedonism and fame during the ‘60s. By 1969 he was face down in a pool—the first of the major rock stars to die in their youth.
MIDNIGHT MOVIES, Little Theatre, 11:15 pm (Documentary, Canada/US): A history and exploration of the phenomenon of midnight movies through six landmark films: EL TOPO, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HARDER THEY COME, PINK FLAMINGOS, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, and ERASERHEAD.
More information about these films is available at www.highfallsfilmfestival.com.